The mission of IMAGINE WISDOM EDUCATION (IWE) is to offer a loving and enriching education that nurtures children to realize their greatest potential. Learners ask: “Who am I, what are my gifts and how can I contribute?” This discovery of the self serves as a transforming catalyst, turning play into the pursuit of wholeness and peaceful leadership, for children learn best when they are known, explore their passions and engage all their senses.
IWE Education encourages students to develop and achieve at their own pace and supports them to build on their passions and realize their dreams, based on Maslow’s hierarchy of growth and development. The curriculum is emergent as well as guided and provides the structure for discovery, safety and freedom to imagine, as we strive to provide in-depth learning through long term accomplishment and group participation. Our environment will inspire, motivate and teach, as well as reflect the children’s vision.
Our philosophy of education draws from imagination, circle times together and ancient native teachings, as well as drawing essential components from the Montessori, Waldorf, Orff Schulwerk and Reggio Emilia’s methods. It also encourages all to take the Landmark Education training as early as 8 years of age and implements the teachings found there even earlier to the children as situations present themselves. IWE aspires at being able to have every team and participant member of IWE have that education as a basis for powerful communication in addition to the Compassionate model from NVC.
We offer education for young people ages 2-24, but truly we have an unending education developing our humanity, as we offer guidance to parents and facilitators. Embracing Love as our foundation and utilizing Howard Gardner’s strategies of multiple intelligences (Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Spatial, Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal), we support children's imagination to be their inspiration.